Well, poo! I suggested most of those things because they could be done with a minimum amount of people-encountering. (MassMOCA being probably the one big exception, but IME people in art galleries tend to float through exhibits in their own little art-appreciation-bubble that makes them somewhat less tangible and distinctly unlikely to attempt conversation with strangers.) I dunno what else to suggest. )-:
Sorry you are stressed about VP. I am too, but probably in a way that's entirely unlike the way you are, and much less important in the grand scheme of things.